Bonding out of jail in Wilson NC

Bonding out of jail in Wilson NC

Bonding out of jail is never an experience that is planned and isn’t a pleasant experience, to begin with. When you have a loved one in this situation we know that everyone’s main concern is getting them out of custody as quickly as possible. After finding out the bond amount you may pay the full bond amount or hire a bondsman and pay 10 to 15% of the bond. Here is the entire bonding out of jail process in Wilson and Rocky Mount Police Departments

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Being booked in Wilson County

When the defendant is being booked into custody, there are a few steps that the Wilson county police department must take before the defendant has a chance to post bond. This process can take up to an hour considering the time of day.

When being booked into Wilson County jail they will:

  • Take a record of your fingerprints
  • Take a record of your alleged crime
  • Criminal Background check
  • Take a record of your personal info
  • They will also confiscate your belongings and will be returned to you upon your release.
wilson county jail fingerprint

What is bail?

In a case that the defendant or loved one is not able to sign a written contract to be released from jail a bond will be issued in place. A bond is a set amount of money to be paid in order to be released from jail. This amount of money will be paid back to the payee once the defendant shows up for court on their court date. However, if the defendant does not show up for the court a warrant will be issued and the payee has to pay the remaining bail amount.

Bail Bonding process in Wilson County

In an event that you are unable to pay the entire bond, you may pay a non-refundable percentage to a hired bondsman after being booked.

Bail Payment process

When paying a bail it usually requires the payee to be in a specific location according to where the crime took place. In most cases, it will be located at a magistrate office or a courthouse. In Wilson County Woodards Bailbonding Service will go to a desk close to the holding cell to make bail payments. The cashier or clerk will need specific information before releasing the defendant, this information includes:

  • Defendants name
  • Case number and booking number
  • The amount of the bond
  • Defendants address

After the clerk has received the payments the clerk will notify the Wilson County Officials that are holding the defendant in custody. In most cases with Woodards bail-bonding service, the defendant is released almost immediately.

Different types of bonds

Cash Bonds

In some cases, the magistrate will not release the defendant until they have paid a cash bond. These bonds cannot be posted by a bail bondsman and must be paid in full before the defendant can be released. The money paid will be returned to the payee after the defendant returns to court. In an event that the defendant does not return to court, the money will not be refunded and a warrant will be issued to the defendant.

Personal Recognizes Bond

Or sometimes called a PR bond, with this bond the defendant will be able to sign a written agreement promising to appear in court on the scheduled date. If the defendant does not show up for court a warrant will be issued by the Wilson County Police Department.

Signature Bond

An unsecured bond or signature bond is a bond amount that does not have to be paid in order for the defendant to be released. A written contract promising to appear in court is in place of the bond amount. In an event that the defendant does not show up for court, the set bond will be applied.

Property Bond

A property bond is a bond that can be made when the defendant gives the court a security interest on a piece of property that is equal to or more than the bond amount. In an event that the defendant does not show for court, the property will be cized by the Wilson County Police Department.

Surety Bond

A surety bond is a bond where Woodards Bailbonding service will be the most beneficial. A bond is issued by the magistrate or judge and after booking, the defendant may hire a bondsman. The bondsman will release the defendant from custody for a percentage of the bond ( normally 10-15%). The money paid to the bondsman upon the release is non-refundable.

Bounty Hunting

bounty hunting in wilson nc

In an event that you have to use Woodards Bailbonding Service and do not show up for court, their team of bounty hunters will try to find the defendant. When the defendant does not show for court the bail bondsman has to pay the remaining balance of the bond. In order for the bailer to not be required to pay the full amount of the bond, they may physically take the defendant into custody. Woodards Bailbonding Service has a written contract with the defendant which allows the bail bondsman to take actions in bringing the defendant into custody which would normally be illegal without the defendants consent.

If you have any questions about Woodards bail-bonding Services in Wilson NC, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our bail bondsmen agents, they will be happy to assist you.

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Woodards Bailbonding services
519 Nash Street SE
Wilson, NC 27893 

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